– Brock House, Vancouver –
Anna and Andrew’s wedding last August was incredible. It was a day with non-stop laughter and tears from start to finish. It was a day with two amazing and talented people and their loved ones. It was a day of rain pouring down for good luck! I started the day off with Anna and the girls at her parents’ house getting ready. Even though it was raining, the mood was light, fun, and there was a lot of singing! I loved it. Anna and Andrew are two of Vancouver’s finest theatre actors, so you can imagine how fun it was spending the day with them and their crew. We spent some time in the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island before the ceremony, so that we could all stay dry and have some fun on the stage. Then it was off to Brock House for the rest of the evening.
Anna and Andrew had a Jewish+Italian+Croatian wedding which involved an intimate ceremony with the family to sign the marriage contract (Ketuba), and then the larger ceremony with a wedding canopy (chuppah), and the breaking of the glass. The ceremony began with all of their loved ones walking down the isle singing “500 miles” (Sleeping At Last) and playing guitar. It was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve had the pleasure of documenting and I’ll admit I was crying like a baby behind the camera. After the emotional and tear-filled ceremony, the party kicked off with the hora ( chair dance ) which was exhilarating to be in the middle of! They also danced to traditional Italian tarantella and Croation Kolo songs. Amazing! This was the first time I had experienced many of these traditions and I loved every moment.
The rest of the evening continued with singing and dancing, love and laughter, and ice-cream! The wonderful people from Rain or Shine arrived later in the evening and it was the perfect way to end this perfect day. A big thank-you to Scott Little for being my partner for the day.
Thank-you to Anna and Andrew and your amazing families and friends for sharing this day with us! xo
Music – JD Sound
Bridal Gown – Justin Alexander
Groom’s Suit – Blair Shapera Custom Clothing
Cake – Elise Bockneck Sweet Treats
Transportation – EVO Car share